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Matteo Verde

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matteo-verdeHe was born in Forio in 1836. He graduated in medicine in 1863. In Forio he strove with all his might to alleviate the suffering moral and material of the lower classes and the underprivileged. In 1881 and 1883, when Ischia was hit by the earthquake, Matteo Verde was among the first to help the wounded. These merits earned him the appointment of Knight of the Crown of Italy by King Umberto I. He was a doctor involved in scientific studies and research. Propagandized the use of vaccinations to prevent exanthematous diseases. In 1894 he took part in the liberation movement youth "League for Freedom," also took part in the political Forian events but never covered administrative positions. At his funeral a few young patriots coffin wrapped in the flag.

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